ICBA is right around the corner. ICBA is one of the biggest tradeshows for campus bookstores to attend and connects stores with some of our top vendors. ICBA, is being held virtually this year. But not to worry, we can still expect an engaging and informative conference like years before. We’d like to take some … Continue reading
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How Retail is Evolving and What to Expect in 2021
Retail has been evolving over the years but due to COVID-19, some trends have evolved quicker than predicted. Here are some trends that we’ll continue to see in 2021. Social Commerce With shopping features being added to social platforms, consumers have an even more seamless way to shop online. In 2020, we saw a partnership … Continue reading
Fall Inspiration: Add a Little Spice to Your Store
Pumpkin spice and everything nice. Fall is in the air. Here are some tips and activities to bring fall to your store. Play Up the Season: Since 2020 hasn’t been how many people envisioned, spend a little extra time on your holiday décor to spread some cheer. Some ideas to incorporate fall into your store … Continue reading
2020 Back-to-School Spending Trends
Even with the uncertainty of returning to campus and the possibility of students taking the year off, college spending is expected to increase according to National Retail Federation. While back-to-school spending is expected to increase, NRF is anticipating consumers will shop at fewer places. It’s estimated that students and families will spend $1,059.20 on average … Continue reading
Tips for Using Emojis and Hashtags on Social Media
With most businesses using social media, your posts can get lost. A great way to catch your viewers’ interest is with hashtags and emojis. Make sure you aren’t overusing them though. Below are recommendations for how many hashtags and emojis to use in your post for each social media platform.
5 Ways to Provide a Personalized Shopping Experience
As a result of COVID-19, we’ve seen a huge shift in retail. In April, retail sales took the largest dive on record falling 16.4% and eCommerce sites like Amazon increased 8.4%. Large retailers have been able to adapt and provide faster delivery times and better pricing. This will make it difficult for smaller retailers to … Continue reading
Increase Your eCommerce Efforts with Facebook Shops
As shoppers remain cautious of shopping in-store, continuing your eCommerce efforts are vital for your business. Make sure your online store is available where your customers are most – social media. Here’s what you need to know about opening up shop on Facebook. Facebook Shop is an easy way for stores to sell online and … Continue reading
Three Phases for Reopening Your Store
As safer at home orders are being lifted and business are being allowed to reopen, you are probably wondering how to reopen your store. National Retail Foundation has provided a three-phase opening plan to help your store reopen and keep you staff and customers safe. Phase 1 – Allow E-Commerce, Contactless Curbside Pickup, and In-Home … Continue reading
Must-Have Electronics from CAMEX 2020
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How to Keep Employees Happy
Keep your employees happy with these tips for managing employees.